Films and shows form an integral part for most of us in our everyday lives to keep us entertained and are an escape from the hectic lives we lead. However, movies have a deep impact on our lives, especially when a story or a character strikes a chord with our hearts.
Sometimes movies are inspired from real life incidents and sometimes it’s the other way round. There have been a lot of instances where people have drawn inspiration to commit crimes after watching films and shows. Here are a few of them:
The movie which kept the audiences intrigued until the very end because of its mysterious plot, inspired a man to murder a man at his home and later disposing his body at a dam. After the victim’s wife reported the case of her missing husband to police, the accused was arrested.
2.Bombay To Goa
After watching the film, three MNC employees looted Rs 10 lakh from a warehouse and murdered a security guard while accomplishing their mission.
Accused of several murders and extortion cases, the gangster said he was inspired by film Vaastav, on his arrest. The man had a bounty of Rs. 1 lakh on his head. He was also engaged in a gang war.
A frustrated 15-year-old boy stabbed his teacher in the chest and abdomen and slit her throat in order to take revenge for all the times she scolded her.
5.Shootout At Lokhandwala
Three Ahmedabad criminals kidnapped a six-year-old boy for money. They demanded ransom of Rs. 25 lakh. Their plan went awry and they ended up killing the boy. They accepted that Shootout at Lokhandwala, and TV shows like Sansani and CID inspired them to commit this heinous crime.
In 2004, Michael Hernandez, 14, lured his school friend into a bathroom stall and stabbed him more than 40 times – a savage murder that got him sentenced to life in prison. The teen admitted to modeling his behavior on the serial killers in American Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs.
In 2009, Andrew Conley, 17, strangled his 10-year-old brother Conner, and dumped the body in a park. A few weeks after the killing, he told his girlfriend that he wanted to be like the TV murderer.